MONTE VISTA, Colo. (KDVR) — Evacuation orders remain in place for some residents of Monte Vista after a rapidly-spreading fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon.

Here’s a look at five things we know about the fire as of Thursday morning:

  • The fire started around 12:15 p.m. and was under control around 7:30 p.m.
  • 15 homes were destroyed, and evacuation orders are still in place for around 30 homes
  • Emergency housing is available at Church of the Nazarene at 228 Madison St.
  • The fire burned approximately 17 acres
  • Firefighters have stopped the progression of the fire and crews are working to mitigate the area

The City of Monte Vista said it will establish a fund to help support survivors of the fire.